Killa Beauty Faux Mink Lashes: Maria

Hey, Everyone!


For today's blog post, I'm playing with a pair of faux mink lashes that I received from KillaBeauty.com. These lashes are bold, dramatic, and add a lot of flair to any makeup look!

The lashes that I used for this look are "Maria" and are gorgeous.  I found that they are relatively easy to apply, and comfortable to wear. They have a strong curl to them, so they are not going to wilt on you throughout the day. I would recommend using a latex based glue so that you can clean them up easily after each time you wear them. 😊

I picked up a few styles of their lashes, and have yet to try them all. 
I absolutely love the ones I've tried so far!





KillaBeauty Lashes: Nora, Suki, & Maria



If you haven't already checked out KillaBeauty, please do. Their lashes are unique, sexy, and extremely affordable (all of my favorite things). πŸ˜‰


Thank you for stopping by! I truly love it when you do.
xoxo,

Colleen


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Simply Scrub: Organic Body Scrubs



Hey, Everyone!


For this week's post, I'm delighted to share with you a new product that I've discovered! I recently was introduced to Simply Scrub, a 100% organic, natural, and chemical free body scrub company. I always get excited when trying new organic skin care, so this was a fun product to test out!!


There are four varieties of body scrubs, including soursop, coffee, rose, and chocolate ( I know! You're intrigued too!). To be honest, I've never heard of SOURSOP, so naturally I had to try this one first! In doing a little research on soursop, I've learned that it's a fruit with extremely healing properties. It helps with a myriad of skin conditions including itchy dry skin and eczema, and is rich in vitamins A, C, and E.

Soursop Organic Body Scrub

This magical scrub has a bright and fresh smell to it, and feels invigorating on the skin. This came in as an absolute lifesaver when I was waking up in the middle of the night with dry, itchy skin.  The very next day I tried this for the first time, and it felt AMAZING. My skin balanced out and began to behave itself again.  The scrub felt granular and effective, but it was also non-irritating on my sensitive spots.  My skin stayed hydrated and smooth for hours after each use.

Coffee Organic Body Scrub

The next scrub that I tried was the coffee scrub.  This scrub smells like HEAVEN as it's packed full of organic coffee beans! It is a perfect morning boost for all coffee lovers!! This scrub has anti-inflammatory properties and is very soothing on red and inflamed skin.  It is also loaded with organic Dead Sea Mineral Salt which contains over 20 minerals that fortify and smooth your skin.
My skin felt baby soft after using this, and I smelled good tooπŸ˜€


Please give Simply Scrub a visit if you are in the market to try some 100% organic, natural, and chemical free scrubs!! They are very thoughtful products that feel and smell amazing! (They are good for you, too!!)


Thank you so much for stopping by, I truly love it when you do!!

A very special and heartfelt thank you to Simply Scrub for the opportunity to try out your thoughtful products. I love them! Keep up the great work!

xoxo,

Colleen


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J. Cat Beauty: Holographic 3D Eye Topper

Hey Everyone!

I'm really excited about this blog post because I've been wanting to share with you this AMAZING find that I recently purchased from J. Cat Beauty. I am always intrigued by duo-chrome eye shadows with lots of dazzle, and I just so happened upon their 3D Holographic Eye Toppers.
This product is a liquid that is easy to apply, dries perfectly, and DOES NOT budge! It applies very sheer, so you can build as much color and impact as you would like. Also, the color payoff is going to vary depending upon what base color you use.  I applied this ON TOP of a primer AND a shadow, and it looked STUNNING!

I found it a little tricky to photograph because of it's sparkle and color shift, but I think you can get a good idea of the effect of the product.  For the look that I did, I used "Viridian" which is a deep blue/ purple shadow πŸ’œ




Viridian, Pinch Me Peachy, & Azul Lemonade

From top to bottom, Viridian, Azul Lemonade, & Pinch Me Peachy



Here's how I did the look:

EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Mocha to lid and lower lash line
♥ Coastal Scents Hot Pot Shadow in Light Bronze (bronze) to lid
♥ Coastal Scents Hot Pot Shadow in Chamois Nude (vanilla) to brow bone
♥ Coastal Scents Hot Pot Shadow in Earth Rose (deep red) to crease
♥ Coastal Scents Hot Pot Shadow in Deep Cider (rich brown) to outer V and crease
♥ Makeup Geek Shadow in Cinderella (light pink) as transition from crease to brow bone
♥ J. Cat Beauty 3D Holographic Eye Topper in Viridian to lid and lower lash line
♥ Black mascara and eyeliner
♥ Red Cherry Lashes 107's


FOUNDATION, BLUSH, & LIPS:

♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120
♥ Maybelline Master Conceal
♥ L'Oreal Perfect Match Pressed Powder
♥ Coastal Scents Contour Palette
♥ Ulta Blush in After Glow
♥ Milani Lip Pencil in Natural
♥ Nyx Lip Gloss in Kiss


What do you think? 
Is this a product that you would try?


Thank you for stopping by! I truly love it when you do ♥

Have a blessed day ♥
xoxo,

Colleen

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Maple Holistics: Argan Oil


Hey Everyone!


For today's post I wanted to review a product that I recently received from Maple Holistics!  I am VERY familiar with Maple Holistics as a skin and hair care company.  They pride themselves in offering products that are cruelty & sulfate free, all natural, and made in the US.  Over the years, I've tried several products from them, ranging from amazing shampoos, to face masks, to incredible facial serums. I have found all of the products to be of high quality, and extremely affordable. Even to this day, I continue to use some of their skin care in my nightly skin care regimen!



Today I wanted to spotlight their Argan Oil.  Maple Holistics offers a full 2 ounce bottle of their cold-pressed and refined Argan Oil for $14.99 (that's an amazing value!). This product has a very rich blend with a very luxurious feel to it. And as many of us know, argan oil is an incredible moisturizer with a multitude of purposes. This can be used on skin as an anti-aging preparation (argan oil is RICH in anti-oxidant vitamin A, as well as vitamin E), it can also be used to help heal minor skin issues, including burns and acne. Argan Oil is also most notably known for it's moisturizing properties, as it can be applied directly to dry skin and hair, leaving your skin soft and supple, and your hair smooth, manageable, and full of shine. I like to apply this gently under my eyes at bedtime, and I also add a drop to my evening facial moisturizer for an added boost! Argan oil is a must-have in your skin and hair care arsenal! 

I highly recommend that you visit Maple Holistics and give them a try. I appreciate their message as a company, as well as their thoughtfulness behind their products.  If you'd like to receive free products from them, you can do so by visiting this LINK (YES!! Free products!!!)

Thank you for stopping by! I truly love it when you do. 😘

xoxo,

Colleen πŸ’—


* Thank you very much to Maple Holistics for sending this product for review.

Classic Black Smoky Eyes


Hi Everyone!

For this week's post I wanted to do a CLASSIC and sultry makeup look that is always a stunner! I went with a matte black smoky eye with some blended warm tones.  It's super easy to do, and can also be super easy to mess up, so it's best to start out light and build as you apply. I selected shadows from my J Cat Beauty 24 eyeshadow palette in Downtown LA.  The matte shadows in this collection are incredibly pigmented and rich, so a little goes a long way!

I completed the look with a dramatic pair of lashes and a glossy nude lip to give it a little Brigitte Bardot-Claudia Schiffer-Pamela Anderson feel to it.  😊

I hope you like it!





EYES:

♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion to lid
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Slate (deep gray) to lid and  lower lash line

J. Cat. Beauty 24 Palette in Downtown LA

♥ Shadow 1- Black shadow to lid, blended up. This is also applied to lower lash line.
♥ Shadow 2- Burgundy shadow to crease
♥ Shadow 3- Soft matte coral shadow as transition from crease to brow
♥ Shadow 4- Matte vanilla shadow to brow bone
♥ Black Eyeliner and Mascara

♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 217's



FOUNDATION & BLUSH:

♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 
♥ Maybelline Master Conceal
♥ L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder 
♥ Coastal Scents Contour Palette 
♥ Model Co Powder Blush in Peach Bellini 


LIPS:

♥ Milani Lip Pencil in All Natural




There is the completed look! I think this is one of my favorite classic makeup looks of all time. 
It's simply gorgeous on every eye color and every skin tone!

What shades do you like to wear when you do a smoky eye?


Thank you so much for visiting! I truly love it when you do.

xoxo,
Colleen


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KillaBeauty Faux Mink Lashes

Hey, Everyone!!


For today's makeup look I'm trying out some faux mink lashes I recently picked up from KillaBeauty.com    I recently discovered them on Instagram, and they offer a variety of extremely affordable faux mink lashes in several styles.  At $5 a pair, I could try out as many as I wanted without breaking the bank.

I was REALLY impressed when they arrived, so I was super excited to finally try them out.  I noticed right away when I applied them that they are NOT for the faint of heart! These lashes are so LUSH and DRAMATIC that it might take a minute to get used to them. I found them extremely comfortable after I got them properly fit and seated, and they were very easy to wear.  I applied them using a latex based glue so that I could easily clean them up to be worn again.

I ordered 3 different styles, but for this look, I chose "Suki".  A very flirty pair of lashes! πŸ˜‰

I hope you like the look!
Here it is:



KillaBeauty Lahes in "Suki"


EYES:

* UDPP
* Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Cashmere to lid and lower lash line
* Catrice Liquid Metal Eye Shadow in "We Are The Champagnes" (Gold) to lid


* Nyx Shadow in "Flustered" (Brick Red) to crease


* Nyx Shadow in "Top Notch" (Shimmery Brown) to outer V and lower lash line
* Nyx Shadow in "Pink cloud" (Soft Pink) as transition above crease
* Black Eyeliner
* Black Mascara
* Killabeauty Lashes in "Suki"


FOUNDATION & BLUSH:

* Maybelline "Fit Me" Foundation (Yes, my fave)
* L'OrΓ©al True Match Concealer
* L'OrΓ©al True Match Powder
* The Balm Powder Blush - "In Full Swing"


LIPS: 

* Milani Lip Pencil in Natural
* Nyx Butter Gloss in CrΓ¨me Brulee 



Here are the three pairs of KillaBeauty lashes that I got :-) 
Which ones do you like??

πŸ’—

Thank you so much for stopping by! I truly love it when you do!


XOXO,


Colleen πŸ’—


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OCC Cosmetics: Technoir


Hey, Everyone!

For today's makeup look I wanted to do a deep and moody smoky eye, something blue and thoughtful (seems fitting for me at the moment).

I wanted a smoky eye with a little flair and edginess to it. Something dazzling and mysterious. So, for this look, I'm using one of my favorite shadows from OCC Cosmetics. It's a deep and faceted sultry blue called Technoir, and it makes for the best smoky eye regardless of eye color and skin tone (because there are no rules, actually πŸ˜‰ ).

So whether you are going out with the girls, having a fancy dinner out, or sitting at home post break-up drinking boxed wine and eating sleeves of girl scout cookies, I got you.
This look will suit almost any occasion. πŸ‘

Here's the look, I hope you like it. :)






EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Colourpop Shadow in "Baby T" (deep matte blue) as base to lid and lower lash line
♥ OCC Cosmetics "Technoir" to lid and lower lash and waterline

♥ Marylin Miglin Shadow in "Modelite" (matte vanilla) from brow to crease
♥ Nyx Cosmetics Shadow in "Smoke and Mirrors" (sparkly silver grey) to crease
♥ Sugarpill Shadow "Bulletproof" (deep matte black) to outer corner
♥ Black Eyeliner
♥ Black Mascara
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 107's 




FOUNDATION & BLUSH:

♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
♥ Maybelline Master Conceal
♥ L'Oreal Perfect Match Powder
♥ Nyx Blush in "Amber"

LIPS:
 (My favorite nude lip combo of all time and forever!)

♥ Milani Pencil in "Natural"
♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in "Ceto"
♥ Nyx Round Gloss in "Kiss"



There you have it. A perfectly moody and blue smoky eye. ♥
Have you tried any OCC shadows?? They are amazing... you should. You really should.

And don't eat too many cookies (note to self...)

Thank you for stopping by ♥ I truly love it when you do!!

xoxo,
Colleen

ColourPop "Mile High" Shadow Kit

Hey, Everyone!

I'm back this week playing with an awesome Shadow Kit I recently picked up from ColourPop.  I couldn't resist grabbing the Mile High collection with it's assortment of edgy neutrals, dazzling metallics, and sultry sparkles. SOLD! You'll also notice that it has shadows of every finish; matte, satin, and glitter! How could I live without it? I COULD NOT DO IT.

I've been playing with these shadows a lot lately, and I can come up with some extremely easy and wearable combos! BUT, for this look, I wanted to do something a little more dramatic... a little more flirty...
So why not do a sultry smoky eye?
Good thinking...πŸ”₯

I hope you like the look πŸ’‹







EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid and lower lash line
♥ ColourPop Shadow "Nillionaire" to lid and crease
♥ ColourPop Shadow "La La" from crease to brow, gently blended out
♥ ColourPop Shadow "Mittens" to outer V and crease
♥ ColourPop Shadow "So Quiche" to lower lash line
♥ Ulta Shadow in "Naked" (matte vanilla) under brow bone as highlight
♥ Black Eyeliner to lash and water line
♥ Black Mascara
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 605's


FOUNDATION & BLUSH

♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
♥ Maybelline Master Conceal
♥ L'Oreal Perfect Match Powder
♥ Ulta Blush in "After Glow"


LIPS:

♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in "Ceto"
♥ Nyx Round Lip Gloss "Golden Prune"


There you have it! I REALLY love the textures of ColourPop shadows- they are workable and blend flawlessly. Not to mention the shades are stunning and bold! πŸ’˜

Have you tried ColourPop shadows??  What do YOU think?


Thank you for stopping by, I truly love it when you do!

xoxo,
Colleen ♡



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Inspired Makeup: Celestial Star

Hey, Everyone!

I'm back this week posting a fun makeup look that is inspired by a badass lippie that I recently picked up. It's bold, it's metallic, it's super sparkly, and it's blue. πŸ’™

I LOVE when makeup brands create products that are otherworldly! It's the perfect inspiration for me to use my imagination and get creative. The only rule I live by when it comes to makeup is to experiment and have fun!

For this look, I really wanted to emphasize the bold lip, so I kept the eyes very neutral.  I added a metallic silver shadow to my lower lash line, and some other adornments for flair. πŸ˜‰

I hope you like the look! πŸ’‹




 EYES:

♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Yogurt to lid
♥ Nyx Shadow in Pixie (shimmery champagne) to lid
♥ Nyx Shadow in Immaculate (soft matte vanilla) from brow to crease
♥ Nyx Shadow in Top Notch (deep brown) to outer V and crease  
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Pots and Pans (silver) to lower lash line
♥ Sugarpill Loose Shadow in Tiara (silver) to lower lash line
♥ Black eyeliner to lash and waterline 
♥ Red Cherry lashes 747L's
♥ Clear crystal rhinestones to accent 😍


FOUNDATION & BLUSH:

♥ Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
♥ Maybelline Master Conceal
♥ L'Oreal Perfect Match Powder
♥ Nyx Blush in Dusty Rose 


LIPS:

♥ Nyx Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Celestial Star 




I am really loving this bold color! It's so metallic and pigmented, it definitely demands attention. πŸ˜‰

Have you been wearing any bold lip colors this season??

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I truly love it when you do! πŸ’˜
Best wishes and have a wonderful week!


xoxo,
Colleen


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